Research Program: Brain Sciences - Speech and Language
The role of affect and infant-directed speech on infants' early word learning.
Infant-directed speech (IDS), also known as ‘baby talk’, facilitates early language processing and word learning. However, IDS has many different properties, including exaggerated positive emotion, vowel hyperarticulation, higher pitch and pitch variability, slower tempo, and shorter sentences. Here, we study how specific properties of the speech may be more important for word learning than others.
Associate Professor Gabrielle Weidemann, Nicole Traynor
- Bachelor of Psychology(Honours), Western Sydney University
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